‘Table Lamp’ is a book of Geet Chaturvedi’s essays on varied themes like literature, cinema, arts, music, philosophy et al; the themes he has worked on thoroughly in his literary career spanning over two decades. More than 350 pages, It makes his most voluminous book. This book was published under the prestigious ‘Syed Haider Raza Series of Books’.
It has speculative essays on his favorite writers including Marcel Proust, Yasunari Kawabata, Czesław Miłosz, Adam Zagajewski, Roberto Bolano, Muktibodh, Kunwar Narain and Vishnu Khare. Also his take on his favorite film directors including Krzysztof Kieślowski, Aki Kaurismaki and José Luis Guerin.
One third of this book consists of Geet’s much talked about diary which carries his most famous lines, and an honest insight into his creative journey as a writer.
Renowned poet-critic Ashok Vajpeyi, writes in the foreword of this book, “For Geet Chaturvedi, literature is the elixir of life. His prose covers varied themes and genres. While writing about literature, music, poetry and fiction, he carries a majestic intellectual splendor intertwined with a sensitive elegance. He is a natural reader, thinker, listener and ponderer.”